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Nearly 80 animals taken from purported Pender puppy mill

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videoMore than 80 animals were rescued from a home in Pender County today. Investigators said they were tipped off to a suspected puppy mill after a consumer complained of a sick dog. Full story...
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Four charged with luring man to house, robbing him

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videoFour people are in jail in Pender County after investigators say they robbed a man and forced him to have drugs delivered to the home where two of the suspects live. Full story...
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Hampstead man pleads guilty to sex crimes with disabled minor

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videoA Hampstead man could be deported after pleading guilty to sex crimes against a disabled child. The District Attorney's Office says Victor Saravia Vasquez, 40, plead guilty to two counts of indecent liberties with a child and one count of misdemeanor secret peeping. Full story...
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Rocky Point man faces child sex charges

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A Rocky Point man is in custody accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a girl. Full story...
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Sex offender back behind bars after break-in

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videoA man investigators say is a career criminal and a registered sex offender is back behind bars after allegedly breaking into a Pender County home this morning. Full story...
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UPDATE: Deputies say woman shot in abdomen by 'acquaintance'

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Deputies in Pender County say a woman who was shot in the abdomen late Thursday night knew her shooter. According to Captain Ezzell, the shooter was an acquaintance of Brown's. Full story...
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3 charged for assault, stealing drugs

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A woman and two men are in jail accused of breaking into a Pender County home and stealing medicine. Full story...
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Pender man charged with attempted murder after fight about power bill

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videoA Pender County man is charged with attempted murder and other crimes after a dispute over a power bill, investigators say. Full story...
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Pender Co. teacher drowned while paddleboarding

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videoA Pender County teacher drowned earlier this week. The Sheriff's Office says the family of Amanda Perkins reported her missing early Thursday morning after she did not come home from paddleboarding along a creek off the Intracoastal Waterway near Hampstead. Full story...
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Victim's son says fight over money for house led to Pender murder-suicide

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videoA Pender County woman is dead, and so is the man investigators say killed her. The call originally came in as a house fire, but when responders arrived to the home on Little Kelly Road in Rocky Point last night, they found the body of Myrle Carr inside. Full story...
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StarNews: Pender County man wanted for questioning

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videoA man is wanted for questioning about a murder in Pender County on Wednesday. Full story...
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Report: Alleged Pender HS rape happened in school auditorium

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videoInvestigators and school leaders are not saying much about a rape that allegedly happened on a high school campus in Pender County. But tonight we are learning more. Full story...
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Pender High student charged with statutory rape on campus

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videoDeputies in Pender County have charged a 19-year-old with raping a fellow student at Pender High School on the last day of school earlier this month, WWAY has learned. Full story...
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Fired deputy the latest in string of cops accused of bad behavior

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videoThis is the latest incident involving law enforcement accused of wrongdoing in our area. Taking a look at just the past 18 months, we found nearly 20 cases where officers were disciplined, arrested or even convicted. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Incest suspects try to share story before surrendering

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video The Pender County father and daughter on the run and charged with sex offenses reached out to WWAY over the weekend. They say they want their side of the story to be heard. Full story...
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